Une nouvelle bande-annonce a été mise en ligne hier pour accompagner la confirmation du début de la bêta, façon Accès anticipé, de ce joli jeu dans lequel on s’évertuera à développer à partir de presque rien une grande cité viking. Le jeu propose de gérer assez finement la population, vous confronte aux intempéries et à des événements tels un tremblement de terre, permet de gérer le commerce et de lancer des raids ou encore propose différents développements technologiques à débloquer. Le tout semble offrir une belle palette de possibilités ludiques sur le thème de la culture et de la mythologie des vikings. Et représente vraisemblablement deux ans de travail de la part des développeurs.
On notera que le jeu intégrant des aspects surnaturels, il ne prétend donc pas être basé sur l’Histoire des vikings. Un des objectif du studio étant d’offrir un jeu dixit relaxant, et s’inspirant en partie de la logique de Frostpunk, pour l’aspect survie, et de celle de Rimworld pour la gestion des villageois.
La phase bêta devrait permettre d’améliorer différents mécanismes du jeu ainsi que d’ajouter plus de contenu (ex : plus de cartes, traduction de l’interface, meilleur système pour les batailles, etc..).
La précédente démo du jeu, dont vous pouvez voir des extraits du gameplay dans la vidéo ci-dessous, n’est plus disponible pour le moment.
Pour plus d’informations sur Land of the Vikings, pour lequel les dieux taisent encore la date de sortie de la version finale, voyez éventuellement avec un runomancien ou sinon plus simplement du coté de cette page sur Steam.
NORSE CITY BUILDER LAND OF THE VIKINGS LAUNCHES INTO STEAM EARLY ACCESS TODAY!
Fasten Your Helmet, Become a Mighty Jarl and Proclaim “Skål!” With Awe-Inspiring Launch Trailer
HAARLEM, THE NETHERLANDS, November 8, 2022 — Developer Laps Games and Publisher Iceberg Interactive are excited to announce that highly anticipated Norse city builder Land of the Vikings will launch into Steam Early Access today with an SRP of €/$19.99. Prospective Vikings can enjoy a 10% discount during the game’s launch week.
Admire sweeping Scandinavian vistas in Land of the Vikings’ launch trailer
In Land of the Vikings, players take on the role of the Jarl (Chieftain) of a new Viking village. A wise Jarl must manage resources, survive harsh conditions and enemy raids, and guide their fellow Vikings to work together through social conflict. Players must expand their village into a thriving city, but they are not entirely on their own. Norse gods will aid them with various rewards in return for their worship.
Manage your village
Chop trees, plant and grow crops, hunt wildlife, mine, and fish from the surrounding seas and fjords. From victuals to Vikings, manage your resources carefully to ensure you survive the harsh winter, and expand your settlement season to season. Each of your villagers is a character in their own right. With more than 20 characteristics, your villagers might be powerfully-built strongmen and women, or silver-tongued thespians. Pay attention to skills and abilities when assigning your people to a task. Not all Vikings are alike, nor are they equally good at all jobs!
Know your Vikings
More Vikings will ask to join your settlement as it grows. You can choose to welcome them or turn them away. Over time, your Vikings will begin new families and give birth to new generations, extending their lineage and strengthening your village.
Survive fierce weather and events
This land will bring many challenges to your settlement, from earthquakes to fire-starting lightning from the heavens above. Band together and withstand these disasters as best you can. The seasons bring their own challenges, as do events and disasters. Be ready for storms, blizzards, and the long, deadly cold of winter. Prepare firewood and food stores to keep your Vikings warm and fed!
Trade and raid
Your neighbors are an excellent resource of goods and gold. Once you build a Trade Dock, ships will visit you with different cargo. You can also send out your own trade missions, as long as you have enough villagers to crew the vessel – and enough beer to fuel the crew! Any good Jarl knows that force is the best path to glory. Raid foreign villages to plunder their silver and gold, and gain Fame points.
Train your villagers
Train and strengthen your Vikings to ensure your victory. Your villagers need to be trained to raid. They can be anything from normal warriors (light warriors, like archers) to mighty berserkers or shield maiden elites. These latter two warrior types are unique to the Vikings.
Celebrate and decorate
No grids allowed! You can build wherever you want, design your village however you like, and increase your Vikings’ happiness. Construct monuments to Odin or Freya and customize the look of your Viking ships. You will even be able to modify the look of houses with the Building Editor in one of the game’s upcoming Early Access updates!
Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life
Unlock new buildings and bonuses by spending Fame points at the Tree of Life. Discover beer brewing and build a Tavern for your villagers to relax in. Invest in goat farming to gather wool and weave fabric for better clothes. As you create better quality living standards and resources, your Vikings will become healthier and happier, and your settlement will flourish!
The Land of Vikings launches into Steam Early Access on November 8. A 10% discount will be applied during the game’s launch week. To keep up to date with the latest information on the title, please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, join our Discord, visit our website, and wishlist the game on Steam.
ABOUT LAPS GAMES
Laps Games is an independent game development company founded in Türkiye by game-loving engineers and designers who strive to bring their creative visions to life through digital worlds. The studio’s goal is to entertain players through strategy-driven gameplay.
ABOUT ICEBERG INTERACTIVE
Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans. Located in the Dutch city of Haarlem and staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an assembly of developers around the world, both midsize and indie.
Known for many hit franchises including Killing Floor 2, Maneater and Circle Empires, the company has enjoyed recent success with PC titles such as Strange Horticulture, Blazing Sails, Chivalry 2, and King of Retail. Iceberg Interactive has many exciting games coming up, including Mahokenshi (PC), Land of the Vikings (PC), and DOOMBLADE (PC). To learn more, please visit www.iceberg-games.com.